Download: “We Need A Resolution” mp3 by The Echocentrics

Grupo Fantasma member Adrian Quesada is at it again with his latest project, The Echocentrics. A psychedelic Latin funk soul band, The Echocentrics feature Argentinean singer Natalia Clavier and Brazil-based Tita Lima on vocals. The Austin-based group played at South by Southwest and the Pachanga Latino Music Festival this year. Just 6 months after the […]

(12/22) Preview: Brownout & Greyhounds at Trinity Hall

Austin funk band Brownout is the funkier alter ego of Grupo Fantasma. Led by the musical mastermind of Adrian Quesada (Grupo Fantasma, Ocote Soul Sounds, The Echocentrics), Brownout has set itself apart from their Latin big brother and grown their popularity over the past few years. Producing not one, but two critically acclaimed full length […]

Beauty Ballroom debuts with Latin music showcase on NYE

Every year for the past few years, Austin’s Grammy Award winners Grupo Fantasma have headlined a New Year’s Eve (NYE) concert. It has become a tradition of sorts and is a no brainer for our Austin Vida NYE pick. They are arguably the best live band in Austin and bring in crowds form all walks […]

Fun Fun Fun Fest spotlight: Ocote Soul Sounds

Ocote Soul Sounds is an Austin based Latin fusion band lead by talented Adrian Quesada (Brownout, Grupo Fantasma) and Martin Perna (Antibalas). Their music blends Afrobeat, soul, jazz and traditional Latin rhythms. Their latest release, Taurus, is available locally at Waterloo Records and digitally on iTunes. We first encountered them at Pachanga Fest in 2009 […]

(10/15) Preview: Bombasta, Bamako Airlines & Manzanas Malas at Flamingo Cantina

San Antonio’s baddest barrio big band, Bombasta,  return to Austin to perform a headlining show at Flamingo Cantina on Saturday, October 15. Fans of Ozomatli, Antibalas and Grupo Fantasma will love Bombasta’s fusion of cumbia, hip hop, reggae, salsa and Afrobeat. They are a hard hitting party band with a politically conscious state of mind. […]

(8/26) Preview: Umano Aché at Esquina Tango

Umano Aché formed in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, México in late 2004. Their music is a fusion of cumbia, hip hop, salsa, merengue and rock. The band has shared the stage and played alongside artists like Austin’s own Grupo Fantasma, El Gran Silencio, Plastilina Mosh, Los Skarnales, Los Claxons, Danzonera Distortion Club, La Sonora Dinamita, Salomon […]

Download: “Esclavo y Amo” mp3 by The Echocentrics

After helping jump start Ocote Soul Sounds and Brownout!, producer Adrian Quesada, is back with his latest project. Better known as a member of the Grammy nominated Grupo Fantasma, Quesada has created the Echocentrics, a psychedelic Latin funk soul band. The Austin-based group played at South by Southwest and the Pachanga Latino Music Festival this […]

Austin Ticket Giveaway: Night Fever! with The Funk Ark & Brownout!

Soul of the Boot Entertainment (SOBE) is the product of promoter and all round hustler, Scott “Papa Chop” Romero. SOBE specializes on event management, artist development, promotion, publicity, booking and hospitality services. Where SOBE caught our interest was of course their Latin editions of their popular Night Fever! concert and DJ showcases, a  collaboration with […]

Preview: Brownout! & Chingo Bling at Mohawk

It is going to be a hot one this Saturday night in Austin. Two of the biggest Latino acts in Texas are coming together for the biggest concert post Pachanga Fest. Austin funk group Brownout! joins Houston rapper Chingo Bling at Mohawk for one night only. You read that right…Chingo Bling and Brownout! together on […]

Preview: Austin Vida & Bemba Entertainment May 2011 Showcase

Austin Vida and Bemba Entertainment are collaborating once again this year to bring you another great Latin Alternative showcase at Momo’s. This is also the second to last showcase Bemba will be put on for a while as Bemba owner Brandon Badillo will be pursuing other business ventures. Come celebrate with Badillo, Austin Vida and […]